Assistant EBME Technician

  • Job Reference: AssEBME
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2020
  • Recruiter: North West
  • Location: Aintree, Merseyside, England
  • Salary: £10.04 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: holiday pay
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title:

Assistant Biomedical Engineering Technician

Directorate / Service:


AfC Band:

Band 3

 Job Summary

As a member of a multi-disciplined team of technicians you will be required to work using your own initiative following departmental procedures and acting within their level of knowledge and experience. Supervision from more senior staff will be available. Duties will be mostly concerned with the acceptance testing, routine maintenance and basic repairs to medical equipment. This may include life-support, patient monitoring, patient therapy, diagnostic, ventilatory and anaesthetic equipment. The range and extent of the work will be appropriate to the grade.

 Key responsibilities

To display a high personal standard in respect of self‑discipline and attitude to work, in view of both the nature of equipment on which he or she may be working and the requirement to liaise with other healthcare professionals, clients and external organisations.

To commission and perform basic repairs and maintenance on a range of medical equipment:- including life support, ventilatory and anaesthetic equipment used within the medical field.

There is a regular requirement to maintain and repair equipment that is subject to contamination by hazardous substances and bodily fluids. 

To ensure that the technical safety of the equipment under his or her control, or jurisdiction is within the prescribed specification as laid down in the relevant statutory documents.

To organise and prioritise daily work schedules, and to work unsupervised, to professional standards in compliance with Department of Health guidelines and relevant standards set by statutory regulatory bodies, the relevant equipment manufacturer and departmental procedures.

To act independently, promptly, and efficiently in response to emergency and unpredictable situations. 

To assist as directed in the resolution of safety action bulletins, hazard notices, engineering updates and To liaise with equipment manufacturers and external organisations regarding equipment to be returned for service and/or repair and organise documentation and courier where necessary.

To advise healthcare professionals and/or clients, when necessary, in the correct and safe use of equipment.

To attend training courses and to update ones own technical knowledge of equipment. To disseminate this information to colleagues as required.

To negotiate with other healthcare professionals in obtaining access to medical equipment in order to perform routine maintenance and or repairs at mutually convenient times.

To complete all documentation, including safety tests, fault history and commissioning records. To input this on to the departments computerised record system. 

To comment and co-operate in the implementation of departmental policies.

To observe guidelines and regulations regarding the safe and satisfactory use of expensive test equipment and tools.

To maintain agreed stock levels and progress the ordering of spare parts as and when needed. Also to be responsible for receiving equipment and spare parts into the department and ensuring its correct logging, storage and distribution.

To attend all wards and departments on a regular basis to perform routine maintenance and when necessary, to carry out limited repairs; this may involve the movement of heavy medical equipment.

To undertake duties of more senior staff as appropriate.

To carry out any appropriate duties as determined by the EBME Manager or Deputy EBME Manager.